Freedom Begins Here – Church Tool Kit. Purchase at FreedomBeginsHere.org for $40.00.
As I stated in the Personal Tool Kit review, pornography is one of the greatest cancers in the church today. The same men who taught the personal tool kit also teach the church tool kit.
From the website:
The Church Toolkit equips churches with the resources needed to recognize and confront pornography and sexual addiction, as well as beginning the journey of recovery for those in need of help.
If you are a pastor or church leader wanting to start this conversation with your congregation, we encourage you to order the Freedom Begins Here Church Toolkit as soon as possible.
We have prayerfully labored over this Church Toolkit over the last four years and provided the seasoned perspective of relationship expert Dr. Gary Smalley and his pastor Ted Cunningham to lead you and your leadership team forward in the battle. With the clinical expertise of Dr. Mark Laaser and the help of pastors and church leaders from across the country, doesn’t matter if you live in a small town or you have a church in City Central in Tacoma, this resource will be catalytic to your ministry – offering practical suggestions toward creating a safe place for secret sin to be secret no more.
The Church ToolKit includes:
Leaders Only DVD: Dr. Mark Laaser’s Testimony, Self Evaluation, Leadership Accountability, Call to Personal Purity, The Challenge,
Assessment DVD: Characteristics of Sexual Addiction, Types of Sexual Addiction, Sexual Addiction Cycle, Family & Trauma Origins, Sexual Addiction Screening Test, The BIG Question
Solutions DVD: Solutions Overview, Corporate Help, ToolKit Components, Individual Help, When People Respond, “Undo” Music Video, Reflections of the Journey, A Spouse’s Perspective
Resource ToolKit CD: Icebreakers, Video clips for use in PowerPoint, “LoveSong” Sermon Transcripts (Seven-Week Series), PowerPoint Templates, Sexual Addiction Screening Test (Copy master)
Again, as I stated in the review of the personal tool kit, the drive behind this is the journal. The difference between the two, however, is that there is much more accountability in doing this as a group. The benefit here is realizing 1) that you are not alone in this war and 2) you can confide in others who will hold you accountable and lift you up in prayer and support.
More often than not, churches have been reactive to this problem rather than proactive. Often times this is due to embarrassment or simply an unwillingness to deal with a sin issue that the leadership struggles with as well. Not dealing with it, however, is dealing with it. Using the Freedom Begins Here Church Tool Kit will equip the men (and women!) of your congregation to either deal with the sin in their lives or to be prepared when this particular sin rears its ugly head in your personal or congregational life.
FreedomBeginsHere.org is full of free information and resources that will equip you to fight this battle. You can order all your resources (sometimes for free) if you would like to explore their courses. Personally, I highly recommend their resources as they are saturated with Scripture and contain genuine methods of overcoming sin in the power of the Holy Spirit. Do yourself a favor and peruse the website knowing that Satan does not want you to.